The next batch of iOS devices could feature a 128GB model

Is 64GB just not cutting it for you? Then you might be interested in this RT from iOS hacker iH8sn0w a few moments ago. It questioned the possibility of seeing 128GB iDevices in the near future, due to a new system partition key size in the iOS 6.1 BuildManifest.

Curious, I decided to investigate this file for myself. After extracting the iOS 6.1 beta and comparing the SystemPartitionPadding values with older 6.0.x firmware, it became clear as to what @iNeal, the author of the original tweet, was referring to.

While this doesn’t set anything in stone, it certainly lends evidence that Apple may be seriously considering up-sizing its next batch of iOS devices this time.

Here are a couple of screenshots I snapped comparing the key values from the beta 6.1 firmware, and the public 6.0 firmware:

iOS 6.1

iOS 6.0

Notice the field labeled SystemPartitionPadding. As you can see, this field has an additional 128 key, which opens up the possibility of seeing 128GB iOS devices.

What do you think? Would you consider shelling out a few extra dollars for double the highest amount of space you can buy with current iOS models?

Again, thanks Neal.